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THE TALKING STUDIO: Ep.2 [Alternatives Photo Show]

THE TALKING STUDIO: Ep.2 [Alternatives Photo Show]

With Faith Moore, Andrew Musil, Cassidy Brauner, and Courtney Kessel
Daniel King | Jul 16, 2017

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Talking Studio is an audio discussion series focused on the creative work and experiences of students in the College of Fine Arts. By providing space for discussion, the Talking Studio hopes to shed light on the spectrum of interests and particular concerns driving students in their formative years. Contributing students include those studying dance, film, theater, music, art, design, and the interdisciplinary arts at Ohio University.



Alternatives: international juried photo exhibition organized by graduate students

Graduate students in the School of Art + Design, Faith Moore, Andrew Musil, and Cassidy Brauner, along with Director of Galleries, Courtney Kessel, discuss the making of the 2017 Alternatives biennial photo exhibition, Where I Come From. Sitting in a small storage space in Putnam Hall, with candy close at hand, the artists discuss their collaborative efforts to plan and execute the juried photo show, working with guest juror Hans Gindlesberger.

alternatives exhibition installed in Ohio University Gallery, Seigfred Hall.


Alternatives is a biennial juried exhibition organized by Ohio University’s M.F.A. photography and integrated media program in the School of Art + Design. Since its beginning in 1980, Alternatives has achieved national recognition for its leadership in forging new definitions in the medium by emphasizing the work of photographers in the conceptual forefront of the practice. This most recent iteration, featuring 30 pieces, representing 17 artists and 11 states, examines the title claim, Where I Come From, as a point of departure to consider questions of the landscape of identity from historical, geographical, familial, and other influences. 


Lauren Davies Lauren Davies "Randall Park Mall, 2016" from Industries Unravelled series.


Cassidy Brauner was raised in Plain City, Ohio. She concentrated in photography and visual communications with a minor in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies at Otterbein University. Brauner has exhibited her work in shows nationally and internationally, and was an Artist in Residence at Otterbein University from 2014-2015. Brauner says her work is driven by the authenticity of the everyday becoming exceptional through a photograph.

Faith Moore is from Columbus, Ohio. She was one of the first recipients of the I Know I Can Founders Scholarships, which afforded her the opportunity to attend Duke University. She graduated with a B.A. in English and visual art, and in 2017 completed her M.F.A. in photography + integrated media at Ohio University.

Andrew Musil earned his B.S. in studio arts at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse in 2014. Manitowoc, Wisconsin, where he was born and raised, was a prosperous industrial town once. Now its largest buildings are vacant, and serve as evidence of what used to be. Introduced to the photographing process during the digital revolution, my interest moved towards the manufacturing of the photograph: the process behind the artifact.  He currently lives in Athens Ohio as a M.F.A. candidate in the photography and integrated media program at Ohio University. His projects explore the relationship of technologies and their users, and the impacts of newer innovations. His practices combine contemporary media with antiquated photographic and printmaking practices. 


Megan Jacobs work Megan Jacobs work "Hidden Mothers" featured in promotional poster for exhibition.


Explore Further: // Instagram: @cassidybrauner
Andrew Musil Wordpress  // Instagram: @musilandrew

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Music: Music by artists Komiku and Artem Bemba used under the creative commons attribution, and found on the Found Music Archive.
Production: Daniel King and Todd Jacops
Graphic Design: Shiva Ghasemi and Marylin Krupa

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